WHS Band Update

April 3, 2014

An abundance of Spring activity, and Band Camp Dates are Set!

Greetings! In this update you will find upcoming band dates, and the much awaited band camp dates. Band camp will be very similar to this year's calendar. I want to thank all of the parents who have given their time, money, and support to our band students. It takes a lot of work driving kids to school and everything that happens at home, and we appreciate it!!!!! There are some great pictures below to see the kids in action from the last two months.

Please keep in touch when you have questions, concerns, or would like to share positive experiences you or your children have had related to band. Do not hesitate to email me at tylerkalina@williamsburg.k12.ia.us . Please scroll all the way to the bottom to make sure you see all of the updates.

Recent Awards

Isaac Meyerholz auditioned and was accepted to the 2014 Iowa All-State Jazz Band for class 3A. He will rehearse and perform with the ensemble over two days with a performance on Thursday May 15th at 5PM in the downtown Marriott hotel at the annual Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference.


Alisa Ryan and Jesse Bruer both received "Outstanding Performer" awards this past Saturday at our State Solo & Ensemble Festival. Performing in separate centers, they were deemed as the most outstanding performer in their center from the entire day. Alisa & Jesse will travel to Ames on May 14th to perform in the Oustanding Performers recital held on campus at Iowa State University.

Band Camp Dates

Wednesday July 30 - Leadership Camp, All Day

Thursday July 31 - New Marchers Camp, 9-Noon

Friday August 1 - Drumline/Pit Camp - All Day

Saturday August 2 - Full Band Camp, 8:30AM - 5PM with Ted Reicher

Monday August 4 - Full Band Camp, 9AM - 3:30PM

Tuesday August 5 - Full Band Camp, 9AM-3:30PM

Wednesday August 6 - Full Band Camp, 9AM - 3:30PM

Saturday August 23 - Full Band Camp, 9AM - 4PM

Band Extravaganza! 2014

Band Extravaganza 2014

Pep Band @ Girls Basketball State Tournament

Pep Band State Tournament

Upcoming Dates

Your up-to-date calendar can be found here https://sites.google.com/a/williamsburg.k12.ia.us/whs-bands/

April 5, Alisa Ryan Senior Recital - 11AM, Harvest Baptist Church
April 26, Dinner Show - Jazz Band and student volunteers
May 9, Large Group Festival - Friday evening, *All Band Members
May 14, Senior Awards Night - Small Ensembles
May 18, Graduation - *All Band Members, 1:15PM Call time @ Rec Center
May 26, Memorial Day Concert - - Volunteer Band
June 5, Summer Lessons Begin

July 2, Color Guard Fundamentals Clinic with Nathan Covington, 9AM-4PM

July 3, Parade Rehearsal, 9AM-11AM - - Volunteer Band

July 4, Parade, Afternoon

Students Perform @ State Solo/Ensemble Festival

The pictures below show some of our student groups performing for the rest of the band. We had a very successful day at contest on Saturday March 29, 2014. We received 14 Superior (I) ratings, 8 Excellent (II) ratings, and 6 Good (III) ratings. All of our students did a large amount of independent work to get their music learned and put together. Congratulations to all of the students that participated.

Did you take a selfie with Mr. K or Mr. L? Email it to us!